Who says you have to travel abroad to discover wonderful, romantic mountains for your honeymoon? You can enjoy beautiful scenery that is breathtaking right here in the United States. Although there are many different options, consider Lake Placid in New York. Considered one of the top ranking ski resorts in all of eastern US ski resorts, if you love hitting the slopes, this is an outstanding option.
However, even if you were not a skier, you will find the mountains of New York to be beautiful, relaxing, and very romantic. You can stay in a number of top lodges or resorts that overlook clear lakes, surrounded by mountain peaks. One of the most beautiful areas is the Whiteface Mountain, which has a vertical drop of more than 3,400 feet.
Nestled below is the quaint village of Lake Placid along with Wilmington where honeymoon couples often go. This area has been the host to the 1932 and 1980 winter Olympics and today, still offers a magical atmosphere that is perfect for honeymooners. You can walk around the village to enjoy looking at the Winter Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame where many artifacts, photographs, sporting equipment, memorabilia, and more are on display for your enjoyment.
Then for more winter action, you can head to Mt. Van Hoevenberg where you can actually take a ride down on a bobsled. Other activities available off the hill include cross-country skiing, hiking, skating, live concerts, shopping, and find dining. Then of course, you will always find plenty of opportunity for sightseeing, whether taking a guided tour or heading out on your own.
To give you an idea of the resorts you will find in this area, we have chosen to highlight two favorites:
Mirror Lake Inn This resort is just 30 minutes from Lake Placid village and although it has a beautiful lake and down home atmosphere, the accommodations are modern. The walls are designed with rich mahogany, the floors of polished walnut, and the fireplaces made of large stone. Then to enhance the inn, all around you will enjoy interesting antiques. For the guestrooms, expect to experience luxury, coupled with health spa amenities to include massages and pampering body treatments.
The Point Resort Built along the shoreline, you will see majestic mountainous lakes, ancient forests, all surrounding the inn that was constructed in the late 1800s. During this time, many wealthy people would come to visit with friends and get away where they would be treated like royalty.